Approximately one-third of all terrestrial high-biodiversity sites straddle national land borders, yet few man-made boundaries are fixed, and international boundaries often alter over time or disappear altogether.
Groves, Craig R.
Michel, Tatjana Rosen
Schoon, Michael L.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Secretariat
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), DE
Fondation MAVA pour la nature
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA)
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA), Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group
This study identifies and assesses the diversity of ecosystem services, and in turn the benefits that World Heritage sites can deliver to society and the economy through direct and indirect use or through inherent 'non-use' values.